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Golden Ring in 3 days

Explore the 'Golden Ring', a loop of very old and amazing towns north-east of Moscow that preceded the present capital as the political and cultural heart of Russia. The towns' churches, monasteries, kremlins (city forts) and museums make an incredibly picturesque port-folio of early Russian craftwork. Enjoy the services of a personal driver-guide during this travel in a peaceful glimpse of country life as it is lived all over European Russia.

Amazing cultural tour through the ancient kingdoms of Russia is an ideal introduction to the Russia’s fabulous culture, including the expansion of the Russian Orthodox Church. Admire Russian hospitality, experience astonishing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Russia’s rich history. Visit Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Yaroslavl and Rostov the Great - the most famous landmarks and tourist attractions, historical, spiritual and political heart of old Russia. 

Type: Tour Extension
Duration: 3 days

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Day 1: Sergiev Posad
Travel from Moscow to Sergiev Posad by air-conditioned comfortable vehicle with your persanal driver. Discover the magic of Sergiev Posad with your knowledgeable and entertaining guide. This sightseen tour is a well-rounded introduction to Sergiev Posad' famous sights of the city. The tour includes the beautiful Trinity Lavra of St. Sergii, the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican, which has a complex of medieval buildings to rival those of the Kremlin, and many other famous buildings and palaces. The tour continues with a transfer to Suzdal.
Day 2: Suzdal
After exploring Sergiev Posad experience the beauty of Suzdal, splendiferous and unique ancient Russian town. Meet your friendly local guide at the hotel and have an unforgettable day trip that includes all the best highlights like the local Kremlin and Museum of Wooden Art. Then relax on a comfortable coach and drive along the beautiful landscapes to Yaroslavl.
Day 3: Yaroslavl and Rostov the Great
Meet your guide at the Yaroslavl hotel for your unforgettable journey. Stroll into the amazing Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery as your guide regales you with tales about its unique past. View the fabulous Church of Ilya the Prophet, one of Moscow's very oldest churches. After lunch admire the spectacular Russian countryside as you travel to the famous Rostov-the-Great and listen to your guide’s insightful narration. On arrival, marvel at the astonishing structure of the local Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure. In the evening come back to Moscow.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Private driver
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
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* Airfares
* Optional tours
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Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel, Suzdal
Authentic Russian experience in the heart of the Golden Ring Cozy 4-star hotel overlooking the Suzdal Kremlin and the River Kamenka consists of several 19th-century buildings, new modern premises and traditional Russian wooden courtyards ("Russkoe podvorie"). The atmosphere here resembles... Show more
Svetly Terem, Suzdal
Rated #1 hotel in Suzdal on TripAdvisor Cozy and bright "Svetly Terem" mini-hotel / guest house is rated among the best hotels in Suzdal on many travel forums. There are only 10 rooms locared on two floors, a restaurant, a separate hall with a fireplace and even sauna with jacuzzi. Svetly... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

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Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Golden Ring : Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl makes a lasting impression on people from all parts of the world. Yaroslavl is possibly one of the most ancient settlements of Russians on the Volga River. An ancient legend says that construction began on the city's fortress on the site where Yaroslav the Wise slew a bear. The fortress quickly became a vibrant city on the crossroads of trade routes. Today, Yaroslavl is one of the most popular tourist destinations, and the unofficial c... Read more
Golden Ring : Suzdal
Suzdal is a unique compilation of numerous monuments of material culture, architecture and history. Standing along the banks of the Kamenka River, Suzdal used to be the capital of several Russian principalities. It is a religious hub with numerous monasteries churches making it now an important tourist center, featuring many fine examples of old Russian architecture. The town has almost 300 architectural monuments of the last millennium and a ple... Read more
Golden Ring : Rostov the Great
Known since the 9th century Rostov the Great is one of the oldest city of Russia and one of most interesting stops of the Golden Ring tour. This fascinating town, whose very stones embody the inexhaustible genius of Russian masters, has retained for us a heritage which arouses deep emotions and enriches everyone who appreciates artistic accomplishments of past ages. The exceptional role of this town in the development of Russian culture and its u... Read more
Golden Ring : Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad is obviously a town that deserves a special visit. Despite incredible number of old towns in Moscow Region, Sergiev Posad is the only one of them that is always included in the famous Golden Ring excursions. The major point of attraction here is Troitse-Sergieva Lavra, the largest orthodox men's monastery in Russia. Read more
Church of Elijah the Prophet, standing on Sovetskaya Square in the center of Yaroslavl, is an outstanding architectural monument of Yaroslavl school of architecture of the 17th century. This church almost completely preserved its original appearance. Read more
Yaroslavl starts from the Spassky monastery (Saviour monastery), that was founded in the 12th century at the place where Kotorosl river meets Volga river. The main entrance to the monastery were the Saint gates (Svyatye vorota), that were built in 1516, but were changed since then (the decorations and the small church on top were added in 1621). Read more
The Museum of Wooden Architecture keeps numerous examples of old wooden architecture and is considered to be a little corner of classical ancient Russia. Read more
The ancient Kremlin of Suzdal is the place that gave rise to the city. The central street of the city leads there. Even from afar you can see its white-stone walls with bright-green roofs of the buildings. Bright white in the backdrop of the green meadows are the slender silhouettes of churches and the golden domes of ancient monasteries. Read more
Rostov the Great : Rostov-Veliky Kremlin
Rostov-Veliky’s main attraction is unashamedly photogenic. Though founded in the 12th century, most of the buildings date to the 1670s and 1680s. Read more
The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 70 km to the north-east from Moscow by the road leading to Yaroslavl, and currently is home to over 300 monks. Read more

Reviews

Jonatan Harker
Argentina
20 Jun 2014
Dear team of UVisitRussia, We traveled to Russia on the tour Golden Ring in 3 days. Generally, the tour exceeded our expectations! Itinerary was very well planned with attention to details, transfers between cities were not too long and not too tiring, there were plenty of interesting activities, exploration to the Russian culture, traditions, arts, medicine, trades. The hotels were great! We appreciated that all breakfasts, lunches and a few dinners were included. I want to present my and my friends most warmest thanks to you, all the personal and your company for the excellent service.
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